Common cold, flu, or Covid-19? The diseases differ

Germany, sniffles and coughs – that’s in March is not unusual, when hundreds of cold and influenza viruses are circulating in the country. However, because in this country, the number of patients has been infected with the novel Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, increases more and more (and more to the current developments in the Ticker) is any suspicion that the critical of his fellow men, the sneezes only to the handkerchief. It is none of the typical symptoms of the disease Covid-19 (abbreviation for Corona Virus Disease in 2019), the triggers of this Virus.

These are the symptoms of Covid-19

How can you tell if you have a vile cold or a flu, or even Covid-19?

The symptoms of Covid-19 are nonspecific, and the disease presentation can range from asymptomatic (asymptomatic) to severe pneumonia and death. The WHO has summarized on the basis of 55.924 laboratory-confirmed cases the typical signs and symptoms: fever (87,9%), dry cough (67,7%), fatigue (38,1%), sputum (33,4%), shortness of breath (18,6%), neck pain (13,9%), headache (13,6%), muscle or joint pain (up 14.8%), chills (up 11.4%), Nausea or vomiting (5.0%), nasal congestion (up 4.8%), diarrhoea (3.7%) and coughing up blood (of 0.9%).

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The incubation period, i.e. the period of time from infection to the onset of the disease, is estimated to be an average of five to six days. The wingspan can be up to 14 days.

These are the symptoms of a flu

Typical of an Influenza infection, a flu, in addition to a dry cough, and sudden onset, often high fever, strong feeling of illness and headache, muscle and joint pain. From the symptoms here are similar to the flu disease, thus, infections with the new Coronavirus.

These are the symptoms of a cold

Significantly colds are distinguished. Typical symptoms such as neck pain, runny nose, slimy (and not a dry cough like Covid-19 and the flu), slightly elevated temperature, and mild to moderate headaches. These generally extend over several days and not come abruptly, such as in the case of the flu. Also in the case of a common cold, you will feel sick, but not completely exhausted like the flu.

Flu, colds, and Covid-19 in comparison

Below is a table with typical symptoms and what disease they occur:

Symptom

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Flu

Cold

Runny nose

rare

occasionally

often

Sneezing

never

never

often

Fever

often

often

rare

Dry Cough

often

often

rare

Headache

sometimes

often

rare

Diarrhea

rare

occasionally in children

never

Neck pain

occasionally

occasionally

often

Shortness of breath

occasionally

never

never

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